The Love Letter

(or Love of Letters…)

One of the most romantic sentiments that can be shared between lovers is a love letter. It is so much more than just telling your loved one how you feel. A letter helps you fully understand your emotions and your thoughts. It is something tangible that can be kept, and cherished. It’s not like a memory that will fade in time, you can go back at any point and relive the emotion that was so honestly conveyed.

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A love letter can be an apology or a declaration. It is a way for those of us who are not so great with words to sit down and figure it all out before sharing it. There is nothing wrong with writing a few drafts to ensure it says exactly what you want it to say.

Sometimes three words are not enough to express the deep and abiding love between a couple. A love letter says all the things that cannot be encompassed by ‘I love you‘.

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Oh Star

You’ll find me talking about the value of light on a very regular basis, it is a design aspect I feel very strongly about! This post however mentions it rather indirectly.  The theme I want to talk about today focuses on one of the many celestial bodies that light up our world.

Stars are an incredible addition to weddings for many reasons. The least of which is their aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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Christmas in Style

I’ve chosen a selection of Christmas decor photos that I feel could translate into wonderful wedding decor. I’ve tried to avoid overdoing the red and green to give you a few ideas of other ways that you can use the Christmas colors!

(If all these pictures happen to get you into the Christmas spirit… Even Better!!)

The candy cane was my first choice because of its versatility. The color pops wonderfully, they make adorable little hearts and mint is a great flavor to incorporate into anything! (More or less.)

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Photos: hello-julie, ShutterBugChef, JD Hancock, PV KS and ana branca.

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Love Birds – The Trendy Tweeters

The Love Bird theme is a trend that has swept up the wedding world creating a tidal wave of weddings centered around a pair of adorable birds. Of course it makes perfect sense when you take into consideration just how unbelievably sweet and romantic it can be.

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Love Bird Wedding Accessories

The history behind the style stems from Agapornis, the lovebirds native to Africa and Madagascar. These beautiful parrots with their stunning plumage demonstrate with their very being exactly what love is. They take only one mate whom they shower with adoration and affection for as long as they both shall live.

Of course the theme is not usually centered around the parrot it takes its name from – for the wedding scene it has been adapted to have a much softer appearance. Often times it is simply the silhouette of a pair of birds that is used to convey the romantic notion.

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Winter Wonderland Weddings

The beautiful snow blanketing the ground is proof that it is finally undeniably Winter – this gives me the opportunity to talk about my favorite time of year without anyone complaining they’re just not ready for it yet. (Unless of course you’re somewhere that the palm trees sway, in which case I do apologize.) I’ll try not to go overboard with blatant adoration of the season, but I make no promises!

Summer might be favored by brides but I salute any who are brave enough to plan a winter wedding. If your location is one where the world freezes over, you have the perfect recipe for romance all around you.

Images courtesy of Shandro Photo.

It might sound a little bit odd, thinking of the cold as actually assisting you to create romance, but take a moment to consider this.

Winter is the only season in which you can curl up in front of a roaring fire with the love of your life and be perfectly comfortable. The stars always seem to shine brighter in the freezing depths of winter. And snow; beautiful, pure, brilliant snow, will grace the world.

What does this have to do with your wedding?

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